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$50 million police station designed by famous architect slated for the Bronx

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$50 million Bronx Police Station
Credit: Bjarke Ingels Group


NY’s finest will soon have BIG digs in the Bronx, according to The Architect’s Newspaper.

That’s BIG as in Bjarke Ingels Group — a Copenhagen and New York-based group of architects, designers, builders and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, and R & D.

$50 million Bronx police station
Credit: Bjarke Ingels Group

The new 40th police precinct – which is now located at 257 Alexander Avenue- will be built in Melrose, in the southwestern section of the NY borough.

Harkening back to the days of early police stations, the design of the new building will reportedly resemble a “stack of bricks.”

$50 million Bronx police station
Credit: Bjarke Ingels Group

According to curbed.com, the 43,500-square foot space will be the first NYPD station to have a green roof. Another first for the NYPD: an on-site community meeting room, with its own street-level entrance, located within the precinct itself.

$50 million Bronx police station
Credit: Bjarke Ingels Group

The new space will also feature a courtyard with a training area and climbing walls.

$50 million Bronx police station
Credit: Bjarke Ingels Group

The precinct’s new home is expected to be complete sometime in 2020. According to the city’s Department of Design and Construction, the project will cost an estimated $50 million.

$50 million Bronx police station
Credit: Bjarke Ingels Group

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